fbpx

Adult Programs

Workshops

see details below

North VANCOUVER

see details below

See costs below

Workshops are offered throughout the year. Upcoming workshops include:  

  • Knots and Tarps – February 6th
  • Survival Essentials – February 13th
  • Fire by Friction – February 27th
  • Intro to Birding – March 1st 
  • Plant Walk – May 1st 

    See details below. 

    Upcoming Workshops

    Sunday, February 6 | 11am to 3pm | Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve in North Vancouver | $55

    Learn how to expertly set up a tarp in any condition and terrain. No trees, no problem! You’ll be prepared with tarp-raising know-how and all the essential knots needed. Have a tarp and ropes you haven’t set up yet? Bring them along!

    Workshop led by Delmar Williams, a Squamish, Lil’wat hunter, guide, and bushcraft expert.

    Sunday, February 13 | 11am to 4pm | Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve in North Vancouver | $65 | Adults and Teens 15+

    Learn what to carry in your backpack at all times at why. Be resourceful with what you have should you find yourself in a tricky situation. And use what you have to survive for longer in the woods (overnight rather than a few hours), so you can get help.

    Workshop led by Delmar Williams, a Squamish, Lil’wat hunter, guide, and bushcraft expert.

    Sunday, February 27th | 10am to 5pm | North Vancouver | $115 | Adults and Teens 15+ (Youth aged 15 and under need to have an adult with them all day)

    Learn to make a fire by friction by carving your own bow-drill kit, harvesting your own tinder, and making a tinder bundle. Additionally, learn how to make a slow match and keep a fire going. You will need your own fixed blade, non-serrated knife, which we will have available for sale.

    Workshop led by Delmar Williams, a Squamish, Lil’wat hunter, guide, and bushcraft expert.

    Tuesday, March 1st | 6:30pm to 8:30pm | Online (Zoom) | $30 to $50 (sliding scale) with all proceeds going to UNYA

    Interested in birds, but don’t know where to start? This online class will outline the basics of birding, including what to look for when you see a bird, where to look for birds, and how to take that information and identify what you are seeing. To get you started, we will go over 13 common birds you can identify right after class!

    All proceeds go directly to the Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA) supporting local Indigenous youth.

    Sunday, May 1st | 10am to 12pm | Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve in North Vancouver | $30 to $50 (sliding scale) with all proceeds going to UNYA

    Learn the edible and medicinal plants around you, as well as be able to recognize patterns and plant families.

    All proceeds go directly to the Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA) supporting local Indigenous youth.

    v

    Testimonials

    What Families are Saying

    “After the Plant Walk and Knots and Tarps workshops, two areas that I had minimal experience, I left feeling knowledgeable, capable, and excited to practice and continue learning.” – Mikaela, Workshop Participant

    “It was refreshing how the class favoured a functional approach, instead of getting too caught up in the dogma of technical details. I’m confident that I could now put up a tarp when required to do so. The true value of SENS workshops is meeting like-minded adults. There is an opportunity to bond and build diverse community connections. I don’t know how I would even begin to put a price on that.” – Kam, Workshop Participant

    SENS offers, I believe, remarkable opportunities for learning, connection, fun and adventure. Our family members have very much enjoyed taking part in youth programming, adult workshops and teen internship over the years. The brilliant SENS instructors are highly skilled in teaching and facilitating, and meet everyone where they’re at.” – Kerry, Program Parent